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'Nother song was "Lawyer Clark." Yeah. A lawyer in Brownsville, Huey Clark. Best lawyer they said, keep ya out of jail. He'd book John out of jail a lot of times, 'cause John get drunk every holiday and go to jail. They wouldn't make him pay nothin'. Let him out when he get sober. - Yank Rachell, from Blues Mandolin Man, by Richard Congress

Author Topic: Diddley-Bow - Vintage Hubcap Style - new project  (Read 1514 times)

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Offline BottleneckJohn

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Diddley-Bow - Vintage Hubcap Style - new project
« on: May 04, 2014, 12:50:17 PM »
The new build is ready to play!!  :D
A vintage Volvo hubcap combined with a stainless steel rod makes this all metal Diddley-Bow!!
Parts from a vintage Volvo car PV 544 and other old stuff from the personal scrap-heap, haha!
It'll be a perfect accompaniment for some real old blues..
Just for the fun of it, folks!







This is the top from an old banjo tuner. Works as the nut here..  ;)








The bridge is a tiny little brass screw.. But it works well and it helps the string vibes go through the double layer of metal down to the pickup..






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Offline sustaireblues

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Re: Diddley-Bow - Vintage Hubcap Style - new project
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014, 05:47:45 AM »
Works great with your old-time voice John.
What's under the hood?

Offline BottleneckJohn

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Re: Diddley-Bow - Vintage Hubcap Style - new project
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014, 12:09:57 PM »
There's just the Piezo pickup under the hood!
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